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Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Award Photo Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2021

Tonight's the night!  The 87th Annual Drama League Awards will be streamed today, May 21, 2021 at 7:00PM ET. Who will win? BroadwayWorld is updating the list live!

100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN 2021 Conversation Series Announced Photo 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN 2021 Conversation Series Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2021

Park Avenue Armory has announced the 100 Years | 100 Women Conversation Series in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a continuation of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment's ratification granting some women the right to vote.

Split Britches' LAST GASP WFH to Have Virtual Encore Presentation Photo Split Britches' LAST GASP WFH to Have Virtual Encore Presentation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021

La MaMa has announced that¬†Split Britches‚Äô¬†Last Gasp WFH¬†is back by popular demand and will be available for on demand viewing on Vimeo now through May 31, 2021. Last Gasp WFH¬†looks for ways we might catch our breath in these times of global uncertainty, considering our ‚Äėlast acts,‚Äô whether personal, political or environmental.

Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distan Photo Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distanced Theatre Across the Country
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2021

The Drama League has just announced the 2021 Nominees and Special Recognition Honorees for The 87th Annual Drama League Awards. Keeping in the tradition of honoring the outstanding accomplishments of the theatrical community, as they have since 1935, this year the organization has established five unique categories to honor the extraordinary achievements of artists across the nation who created digital and socially-distanced theatrical productions during this challenging year of suspension for live arts.

La MaMa Announces January Programming Featuring Bobbi Jene Smith, Santee Smith, Anabe Photo La MaMa Announces January Programming Featuring Bobbi Jene Smith, Santee Smith, Anabella Lenzu, and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2021

La MaMa has announced programming for January 2021. This month will feature In Process with Bobbi Jene Smith, a look at the artistic progress of Bobbi Jene Smith and the team behind her next work, Broken Theater.

La MaMa Announces Split Britches' LAST GASP WFH Returns to On Demand For One Month On Photo La MaMa Announces Split Britches' LAST GASP WFH Returns to On Demand For One Month Only
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

La MaMa has¬†announced that¬†Split Britches‚Äô¬†Last Gasp WFH¬†is back by popular demand and will be available for on demand viewing on Vimeo now through January 21, 2021. Last Gasp WFH¬†looks for ways we might catch our breath in these times of global uncertainty, considering our ‚Äėlast acts,‚Äô whether personal, political or environmental.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, November 20- with Adam Pascal, Eva Noblezada and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, November 20- with Adam Pascal, Eva Noblezada and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 20, 2020

Today (November 20) in live streaming: Adam Pascal visits Backstage Live, Beetlejuice reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!

La MaMa Will Premiere Split Britches' LAST GASP WFH Photo La MaMa Will Premiere Split Britches' LAST GASP WFH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020

La MaMa has announced that the premiere of Last Gasp WFH will stream live on Friday, November 20 at 7pm ET, followed by a discussion with the artists. Last Gasp WFH looks for ways we might catch our breath in these times of global uncertainty, considering our 'last acts,' whether personal, political or environmental.

Park Avenue Armory Features New Work by 100 Women Artists on Centennial of 19th Amend Photo Park Avenue Armory Features New Work by 100 Women Artists on Centennial of 19th Amendment in Digital Portal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2020

On August 18, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Park Avenue Armory and lead partner National Black Theatre, together with nine other New York City cultural institutions, unveiled the next phase of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative.

Park Avenue Armory to Debut New Commissions by 100 Women on Centennial of 19th Amendm Photo Park Avenue Armory to Debut New Commissions by 100 Women on Centennial of 19th Amendment
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2020

On August 18, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Park Avenue Armory and lead partner National Black Theatre, together with nine other New York City cultural institutions, will unveil the next phase of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative.

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas To Receive Third Forced Entertainment Award Photo Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas To Receive Third Forced Entertainment Award
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2020

In amongst the stress and bad news Forced Entertainment are delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2020 Forced Entertainment Award (in memory of Huw Chadbourn) are Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas.

Rachel Chavkin, Andre de Shields, Taylor Mac and More Launch THE TRICKLE UP to Aid Ar Photo Rachel Chavkin, Andre de Shields, Taylor Mac and More Launch THE TRICKLE UP to Aid Artists Loss of Income Due to Covid-19
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 23, 2020

A group of over 50 other New York City artists-including Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellowship and OBIE Award winners spanning numerous disciplines-have launched The Trickle Up, a subscription video service to help artists hurt from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Commissioned Artists Announced by Park Avenue Armory for 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN INITIA Photo Commissioned Artists Announced by Park Avenue Armory for 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN INITIATIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

At its fourth annual a?oeCulture in a Changing Americaa?? symposium on Saturday, Park Avenue Armory, together with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine additional   New York City-based cultural institutions, announced the lead group of artists they commissioned as part of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative. In addition to the Armory and National Black Theatre, the commissioning institutions are : Apollo Theater; The Julliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women.

La MaMa Has Announced Winter/Spring 2020 Season Photo La MaMa Has Announced Winter/Spring 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2020

La MaMa's 58th Season continues to celebrate the centennial of La MaMa's celebrated founder, the late Ellen Stewart with the announcement of its Winter/Spring lineup in its 58th season. The season features dozens of artists, playwrights, choreographers, directors, and award-winning theater companies and composers, including Elizabeth Swados, Anne Bogart, Noche Flamencia, Culture Hub, Hideki Noda/Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Nick Payne, En Garde Arts, Split Britches, and more.

Barbican Theatre and Dance Announces January To August 2020 Programme Photo Barbican Theatre and Dance Announces January To August 2020 Programme
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019

The Barbican today announces its full January to August 2020 Theatre and Dance programme in the Barbican Theatre and The Pit. Tickets go on sale to Barbican Members Plus on Friday 25 October 2019 and to Barbican Members on Monday 28 October 2019. From only £54, Barbican Members get priority booking, discounted tickets (subject to availability) and pay no booking fees. They can also take advantage of exclusive behind-the-scenes events and the Members' Lounge. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 1 November 2019.

La MaMa Announces Season Featuring Works by Estelle Parsons Evan Yionoulis and More Photo La MaMa Announces Season Featuring Works by Estelle Parsons Evan Yionoulis and More
by Julie Musbach - Aug 14, 2019

La MaMa announces its 58th season, featuring more than twenty world and US premieres, and dozens of artists, playwrights, choreographers, directors, award-winning theater companies and composers, including Philip Glass, Andrei Serban, Estelle Parsons, Germaine Acogny, Evan Yionoulis, Theodora Skipitares, Anne Bogart, Charlotte Brathwaite and many more.

RADIO LOCAL Embarks on UK Tour Photo RADIO LOCAL Embarks on UK Tour
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019

The innovative live performance duo Hunt & Darton will set up shop - or, recording studio - on streets across the country, eking out local people's stories, observations and opinions, from the charmingly mundane to the quite extraordinary to the borderline ridiculous, in a celebration of local radio and community.

The Sick Of The Fringe Festival Interrogates The Health Of Society Photo The Sick Of The Fringe Festival Interrogates The Health Of Society
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2019

The Sick of the Fringe: Care & Destruction announce a line-up of performance and discussion that interrogates health in all its forms. The festival launches a year-long programme of work from unheard voices and perspectives. Artists including Tania El Khoury, Le Gateau Chocolat, Travis Alabanza, Lanre Malaolu, Lois Weaver, Laurence Clarke and HighRise Theatre with new and returning work. Live theatre, music, dance, comedy, discussion and film presented at three venues across three days.

BWW Review: Enter the Situation Room with UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES (UXO) at Guthrie's Dow Photo BWW Review: Enter the Situation Room with UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES (UXO) at Guthrie's Dowling Studio
by Karen Bovard - Jan 30, 2019

The Guthrie's 9th floor experimental black box space, where all tickets are always just $9, is one of the best deals in town. Currently, it hosts a festival called "Get Used To It: A Celebration of Queer Artistry" and the initial offering is a real coup. The famed duo of Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, founders of Split Britches and the feminist/queer performance space WOW Cafe in New York, have brought their intermissionless 90 minute participatory performance piece UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES (UXO) to the Twin Cities.

The Coming Back Out Ball is Coming Back Out By Popular Demand Photo The Coming Back Out Ball is Coming Back Out By Popular Demand
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2018

The second Coming Back Out Ball returns this October - it's a spectacular social event at the Melbourne Town Hall celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) elders aged 65+.

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